toddball seb-stott's article
Aug 21, 2023 at 8:30Aug 21, 2023
Review: Hope HB.916 - Better Late Than Never
Maybe we'll see a seatstay bridge delete kit (Hope-branded cutoff wheel for Dremel) just in time for the holiday season!
toddball mattbeer's article
Aug 18, 2023 at 12:23Aug 18, 2023
First Ride: Wildwood Cycles Titanium Trail Bike
Cool that PB was able to get on this bicycle. I got a Wildwood Seal Tooth (or SP V1, or "monopivot" on the website) frame from BuySell this summer (thanks again Ryan) and it's been super fun on PNW trails similar to those you might find on its homeland, as well as the relentless chunk of northern NM. My 480mm-reach steel frame, built up with pretty nice but not top-of-the-line components, comes out to a complete bike weight of 37.5lbs or so. Despite not being super light, it's been fine to pedal on 2000m+ days because Jesse's sorted out the anti-squat. Sometimes I wish for more progressivity, and it looks like the Single Pivot V2/Flex Tooth solves this--I'll just add some volume reducers. If you're looking for a made-in-Canada metal frame, give Wildwood a look.
toddball alicialeggett's article
Aug 11, 2023 at 11:00Aug 11, 2023
Video & Photo Epic: Freeride Steps Forward at Hangtime in Bellingham
Barb's flip photo is so cool! Almost looks like she's dropping into a lake or something with the blur.
Jun 19, 2023 at 13:00Jun 19, 2023
Curious how Jesse Melamed is winning EWS races on a size Small frame? Love manuals and want to boost any gap you see on the trail, no matter how sneaky? Want the rollover capabilities of big wheels, but love cornering? This is a size Medium Canfield Riot/Toir. It has ultra-short chainstays (414mm) and a short reach by 2023 standards for a size M (~435mm). It has been overforked from a nominal 140mm fork to 160mm, and has a -1.5 degree Works angleset. These modifications result in a headtube angle around 64.2 degrees, and an effective seat tube angle around 76.5 degrees. Also, it's made out of 7005 aluminum, which is something you can tell your friends at the trailhead I guess. The original geo chart and frame specs can be found on Canfield's website here: https://canfieldbikes.com/pages/2015-2017-canfield-toir-riot . I'm 5'9"/175cm and am probably at the taller end of the size range for this frame, and friends down to about 5'3"/160cm have enjoyed borrowing it. It could be a great playful bike for someone up to about 5'10", or a pretty standard fit for someone shorter. This bike has been a hoot to ride all over Washington and southern BC. It has been especially fun at places like Galbraith and Tiger Mountain, where you can easily ride a mixture of jumps, flow and tight technical trails. It can handle fast open trails like A-Line at the Whistler Bike Park, but its short wheelbase and poppy suspension really shine on natural trails with plenty of line choice options. It's not a light bike as built (35.5 lbs), but the Canfield Balance Formula (CBF) suspension is quite efficient under pedaling. I've done a few 40-60 mile/5000-8000' vertical rides on this bike as currently built, and didn't feel like the weight held me back. You could also swap in an air shock and remove the CushCore to shed a few pounds. I am the second owner of this bike, and have replaced all the parts since I bought it except the fork, front wheel, crankset, handlebar, stem, saddle, and seatpost clamp. There are several components that you might want to swap out, and I have some spares that will come with the bike if you want. Here's the full spec list: Frame: Canfield Riot (2016) Suspension: Fork: Fox 36 Factory, 160mm travel, FIT4 damper, 100x15mm through-axle (NOT Boost) (2018) Shock: Fox DHX2 Factory with climb switch, 200 x 57mm, 400 lb x 2.25 in Cane Creek Valt lightweight spring, MY2021 with MY2022 bottom out bumper (purchased summer 2021). The fork was serviced by evo Seattle last fall, and the shock was completely rebuilt by The Shock Howse in Burien last summer. All frame linkage bearings were just replaced with NSK bearings. I'm about 145lbs in riding gear, and get about 30% sag with the 400lb spring. Drivetrain (11 speed): Shifter/derailleur: Shimano Deore XT (2019) Cassette: Shimano Deore 11-51 (2022) Chain: Shimano XT (2022) Chainring: Truvativ 30t Cranks: Truvativ Descendent, I think 170mm length but not certain BB: SRAM GXP, threaded (2022) Brakes: Levers/calipers: Shimano Zee (2020) Rotors: Shimano Ice-Tech 203mm (front), Galfer Wave 180mm (rear); both 2022 Pads: Shimano Saint/Zee sintered (2022) Cockpit: Handlebar: RaceFace Next carbon, 760mm Stem: RaceFace Turbine Grips: ODI TLD something? Seatpost: OneUp V2 Dropper, 210mm drop! (2021) Dropper remote: Wolf Tooth light action (2021) Saddle: WTB Volt, 142mm width Wheels: Front wheel: non-boost (15x100mm) Novatec hub, Sapim CX-Ray spokes, factory direct carbon rim (30mm internal width) Rear wheel: non-boost (12x142mm) Hope Pro 4 hub, Sapim Race spokes, Stan's Flow MK3 rim (30mm internal width) (hand-built 2018) Front tire: Maxxis Assegai 2.5, EXO+, maxxGrip (2022) Rear tire: Maxxis DHF 2.5, EXO+, maxxTerra (2021) CushCore Pro installed in both wheels! Optional spare parts (no additional charge): - Seatpost: there isn't much room to lower the seatpost in the collar without the tire to saddle clearance at bottom-out becoming an issue. You can reduce the travel on the OneUp post to 200 or 190mm; or, I have a Fox Transfer post with 125mm travel that I can include. - Saddle: I've liked the WTB Volt a lot and haven't wanted to replace it, but it does have a tear in the fabric. I have a Nukeproof HRZN saddle if you prefer. The overall width is similar, but the Nukeproof saddle is shorter and has a more curved top than the WTB. - Rear tire: As you can see in the photos, the DHF rear tire is nearing the end of its life. I still feel it has adequate braking traction, but if you don't enjoy drifty cornering you will want a new tire. I have a tanwall Vee Flow Snap 2.3" tire I will include, but I haven't wanted to install it because (a) drifting this bike is a whole lot of fun, and (b) tanwall tires can be a polarizing aesthetic. - Shock: I think the coil shock with climb switch works really well on this bike, but can also include a 2016 RockShox Monarch+ DebonAir. It was last serviced when I got the coil shock in 2021, and hasn't been ridden since. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for looking!
toddball pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 19, 2023 at 14:07May 19, 2023
Video: Friday Fails #273
Close but it's actually Bob's. Have you ridden it since the reroute?
toddball Nukeproofinternational's article
May 4, 2023 at 19:45May 4, 2023
Must Watch: Adam Brayton in "The Ultimate Hammer"
Had to stop and start the shredit a few times because I thought my spotify was going in the background!
toddball henryquinney's article
Apr 13, 2023 at 12:11Apr 13, 2023
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What Open Face Helmets Pinkbike's Editors Actually Wear
Surprised it wasn't Bell Super 3Rs across the board
toddball mikelevy's article
Mar 23, 2023 at 13:20Mar 23, 2023
Brake Line Quick-Releases, Platform Pedals, & Clever Tools - Taipei Cycle Show 2023
@superkeen: you might be interested in this photoset: https://theradavist.com/mone-bikes-look-ma-copper-brake-lines/
toddball edspratt's article
Feb 3, 2023 at 12:57Feb 3, 2023
10 2023 Team Changes That Flew Under the Radar
Should be interesting to see how Transition fit number plates on their new bicycles.
Video by annehawk